Love Is Blind, but Netflix subscribers sure aren’t so sure that’s true for every couple who get together on the streaming service’s reality dating show. Season two viewers were hooked by the drama surrounding Shayne, Shaina, and Natalie, and still have a lot of questions. If you’re one of them, well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s the 4-1-1 on “Shatalie.”
Who are they?
Natalie Lee is a consulting manager who lives in Chicago. Her Instagram bio reads, “all bad jokes and awkward comments are mine.” She definitely has jokes. “He may have abs, but I have IBS,” she joked in the caption of her latest Instagram.
Shayne Jansen is a real estate broker who also lives in Chicago (all the cast members do, which is nice; it would suck for Netflix to set people up with long-distance soulmates), and according to his LinkedIn profile, he’s also been a personal trainer.
What went down on the show?
Despite a connection with Shaina Hurley and some other ups and downs, Shane ultimately pursued a relationship with Natalie and the pair got engaged.
But that’s not where the story ends. Later, when Shaina visited the cast after leaving, she and Natalie talked about Shaina’s being single, and Natalie seemed to think that her relationship with Shayne would be stronger if Shaina found herself a boyfriend. Was she threatened or trying to deflect a potential obstacle? Shaina and Shayne talked about it, which revealed fundamental communication issues in Shayne’s relationship with Natalie.
Are they still together?
Well, on February 17, Jansen posted a series of pictures from his time on Love Is Blind to Instagram. “To say I had a crazy week is an understatement! As I reflect back on the pods and my time in Mexico, I made some great connections and lifelong friends,” he wrote. “I want to make sure everyone knows that Natalie is an incredible woman with a huge heart and I hope everyone stays tuned to see how it all unfolds! I wouldn’t trade my time on this wild ride for anything. ❤️”
The same day, Lee shared the post to her Stories and wrote, “just a reminder that what you see on the show is a small facet of our love story and who we are as people ❤️.” So….yes?